Darke County, OH

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Population

51,919

0.51% decline

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$50,064

6.42% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Number of Employees

24,632

1.19% growth

Median Property Value

$113,200

0.981% growth

About

In 2017, Darke County, OH had a population of 51.9k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $50,064. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Darke County, OH declined from 52,185 to 51,919, a -0.51% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,043 to $50,064, a 6.42% increase.

The population of Darke County, OH is 96.4% White Alone, 1.47% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.83% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Darke County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Darke County, OH is $113,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Darke County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Darke County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Darke County, OH employs 24.6k people. The largest industries in Darke County, OH are Manufacturing (6,849 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,216 people), and Retail Trade (2,519 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,409), Utilities ($61,250), and Public Administration ($47,198).

Median household income in Darke County, OH is $50,064. Males in Darke County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Darke County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,064

2017 value

± $1,661

6.42%

1 Year Growth

± 4.68%

Households in Darke County, OH have a median annual income of $50,064, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,043 in 2016, which represents a 6.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Darke County, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5701.01

  2. Census Tract 5001

  3. Census Tract 5401

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Darke County, OH was Census Tract 5701.01 with a value of $62,083, followed by Census Tract 5001 and Census Tract 5401, with respective values of $61,739 and $59,537.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Darke County, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Darke County, OH (5.92k out of 51.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,599 ± 430

  2. Hispanic

    210 ± 127

  3. Black

    161 ± 127

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Darke County, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

24.6k

2017 Value

± 868

1.19%

1 Year growth

± 4.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Darke County, OH grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 24.3k employees to 24.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Darke County, OH, are Production Occupations (4,015 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,966 people), and Management Occupations (2,358 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Darke County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Darke County, OH, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,015 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,966 people), and Management Occupations (2,358 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Darke County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.81 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.42 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.09 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Darke County, OH, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($82,931), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,303), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($59,792).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.6k

2017 Value

± 868

1.19%

1 Year growth

± 4.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Darke County, OH grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 24.3k employees to 24.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Darke County, OH, are Manufacturing (6,849 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,216 people), and Retail Trade (2,519 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Darke County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Darke County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Darke County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,849 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,216 people), and Retail Trade (2,519 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Darke County, OH has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.14 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.75 times), and Construction (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Darke County, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,409), Utilities ($61,250), and Public Administration ($47,198).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% to $952B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.4% of the population of Darke County, OH has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Darke County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Darke County, OH see 1860 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.78% decrease from the previous year (1933 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1438 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,860 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Darke County, OH see an average of 1,860 patients per year. This represents a 3.78% decrease from the previous year (1,933 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Darke County, OH in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.58%

Uninsured

49%

Employer Coverage

14.1%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Darke County, OH declined by 14.2% from 7.67% to 6.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Darke County, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Ohio by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Darke County, OH is home to a population of 51.9k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.955% of Darke County, OH residents were born outside of the country (496 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Darke County, OH is composed of 50k White Alone residents (96.4%), 762 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.47%), 431 Two or More Races residents (0.83%), 407 Black or African American Alone residents (0.784%), 180 Asian Alone residents (0.347%), 110 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.212%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Darke County, OH was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Darke County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Darke County, OH residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.955%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

496 people

0.956%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

499 people

As of 2017, 0.955% of Darke County, OH residents (496 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Darke County, OH was 0.956%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Darke County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Darke County, OH was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50k ± 27

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    762 ± 141

  3. Two or More Races

    431 ± 134

In 2017, there were 65.7 times more White Alone residents (50k people) in Darke County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 762 Hispanic or Latino and 431 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Darke County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,189 ± 159

  2. Korea

    382 ± 86

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    368 ± 109

Darke County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Darke County, OH was $113,200 in 2017, which is 0.493 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,100 to $113,200, a 0.981% increase. The homeownership rate in Darke County, OH is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Darke County, OH have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Darke County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$113,200

2017 Median

± $3,750

$112,100

2016 Median

± $3,144

In 2017, the median property value in Darke County, OH grew to to $113,200 from the previous year's value of $112,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Darke County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Darke County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$50,064

Median Household Income

± $1,661

20.8k

Number of Households

± 774

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.8k households in Darke County, OH grew to $50,064 from the previous year's value of $47,043.

The following chart displays the households in Darke County, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Darke County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Darke County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

72.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in Darke County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Darke County, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Darke County, OH have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.35% of the workforce in Darke County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Darke County, OH was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Darke County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Darke County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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